Class 16: 1970s Le Mans

Description:

Ready-to-race 1/32 slot cars representing Group 4 and Group 6 sports-prototypes and Group 5 silhouette racing cars that competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1970 and 1979.

Regulations:

No modifications permitted from OEM specification except free choice of guide provided that no chassis modifications are required for fitment. Traction magnet must be removed and weight may be positioned in the chassis if it is not visible from outside the car. Car may be repainted. Tyre choice free.

Note: Cars marked in red are ‘Pro’ specification slot cars, their inclusion to be discussed at the 2018 AGM.

Eligible Cars:

1970 Ferrari 512S (Fly)

Porsche 917K (Fly)

Porsche 917 LH (Fly, Le Mans Miniatures)

Porsche 908/2/3/Flunder (Fly)

1971 Ferrari 312PB (Sloter, Slot.It)

Ferrari 512M (Spirit)

Porsche 917/20 (Le Mans Miniatures)

Alfa Romeo 33 (Slot.It)

1972 Ferrari 312PB (Slot.It, Sloter)

Lola T280 (Sloter)

Matra MS670 (SRC)

Mirage M6 (Vanquish)

Chevron B2 (Fly)

1973 Matra MS670B (SRC, Slot.It)

Lola T290 (Sloter)

1974 Matra MS670B (SRC, Slot.It)

1975 Mirage GR8 (Le Mans Miniatures, Avant Slot*)

Alfa Romeo 33TT12 (SRC)

Alpine-Renault A441 (Scalextric)

1976 Porsche 936 (Spirit)

Alpine-Renault A442 (Le Mans Miniatures)

1977 Porsche 936/77 (Spirit)

Porsche 935/77 (Sideways)

1978 Porsche 936/78 (Spirit)

Renault-Alpine A443 (Le Mans Miniatures)

Porsche 935 K2 (Sideways)

Porsche 935/78 (Sideways)

1979 Rondeau M379 (Le Mans Miniatures)

Ferrari 512 BB (Sideways)

Porsche 935 K3 (Fly, Racer)

Driver’s View:

The 1970s at Le Mans started with the last of the ‘big banger’ coupé sports-prototypes like the mighty Porsche 917, went to the lightweight 3-litre spiders and ended up with the fire-breathing Group 5 silhouette cars. All are supremely charismatic and the latest generations of slot car models are beautiful little models that perform as strongly as the modern LMPs.